Board of Governors

Will Langley

Board Chair

Keys resident since 2010. Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway Knight & Gardner Realty, and a partner of Knight/ Gardener/ Langley Commercial Services Team. Owned and operated several successful tourism-based businesses throughout the Caribbean. Received Berkshire Hathaway Legend Award and KW Association of Realtors’ Rookie of the Year. Former Board member, KW Association of Realtors, KW Yacht Club (Fleet Captain), and founding member of KW Young Professional’s Network. Degrees in Government and Political Science and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University. Avid boater and pilot.

Thomas Swain

Treasurer and Finance Chair

Keys resident since 2008, lives part of the year in Aliso Viejo, California. Retired following a 40-year career in financial management and business development primarily for high technology and manufacturing companies. A certified public accountant, worked in a variety of positions with companies including Rockwell International and Abbott Laboratories. Former CEO and CFO of View Engineering, former CFO of GSI Lumonics. Former Board Member of The Studios of Key West; Former Treasurer and Board Member, Anchors Aweigh Club Key West. Main hobby is wildlife photography.

Jodi Weinhofer

Secretary

President of The Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West, a nonprofit trade organization representing the lodging industry and the businesses that work with lodging. She has served as President since 2005. Previously worked in property management, real estate and tourism since moving to the Keys 26 years ago. Serves on the board of Leadership Monroe County and serves on the Monroe County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Economic Affairs Committee, and Tourism Committee. Originally from New Jersey. BA degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Marian Buccafurni

Chair – Investments and Grants

Key Colony resident since 2007, lives part of the year in Monterey, California. Active member of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Former board president and major donor of the Women’s Fund; created several annual fund raisers in Monterey, established programs to benefit girls’ health and those in need of small loans. Law school graduate in 1979. Diverse business background in the medical, science and legal fields. Created with her husband a biotechnology company, Litmus Concepts, Inc., in California. Raised more than $30 million in private equity; sold the firm in 2000 to devote their time to philanthropy.

Ron Burd

Chair – Governance and Development

Retired Exec. VP, Strategy and Organization Development, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH). Served 20 years as President/CEO of Devereux. Fulfilled a lifelong dream, restoring and sailing a 45-foot sailboat from Maine to the Caribbean with his wife, Joyce; became licensed Coast Guard Captain. Graduated with honors, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Founding Chair, Child Mental Health Div. of Child Welfare League of America; leadership positions, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and World Presidents Organization (WPO); board member, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine.

Warren Leamard

Principal of Destination Catering & Events. Served as president of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club and on the boards of the Bahama Conch Community Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity of Key West & the Lower Keys, the Monroe County Affordable Housing Task Force, the Montessori Children’s School, and as a Monroe County volunteer firefighter. Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica and moved to Key West in 1985. Married to his business partner Abby and they have two daughters, Alison and Felicia.

Laura Lietaert

Principal of Coral Shores High School. Former principal, vice principal and teacher at Key Largo School. Named Monroe County School District “Principal of the Year” for 2017-2018. Member, AVID Eastern Division Principals’ Collaborative among numerous other committees. President, Rotary Club of Key Largo; Grant reviewer, United Way of the Florida Keys; 2019 nominee for Woman of Distinction, Upper Keys Business and Professional Women; member, Key Largo and Islamorada Chambers of Commerce; past director, Kids Come First. ME, American College of Education; BS, Florida International University.

Heidi Morris

Owner of The UPS Store® in Big Pine Key, has lived full-time in the Keys since 2017. Chair of the Community Foundation’s Lower Keys Advisory Council. President of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Lower Keys Rotary Club, a Leadership Monroe graduate, founding volunteer of the Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps, an emergency shelter manager and an amateur radio operator. Graduated with a business degree from Westin College, climbed the corporate ladder at Radio Shack, and ran a successful business in Colorado for over a decade. Lives in Summerland Key with her husband and they have three children.

Larry Nolt

Over 42 years of experience in estate and charitable planning and over 32 years in financial, trust and banking services. Past president and investment manager for a regional financial advisors unit of BB&T. Bachelor’s degree in management and accounting from Elizabethtown College, MBA from James Madison University, and a graduate of the Community Foundation’s Leadership Success Academy. Served on the Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center finance committee and was the Volunteer of the Year for the Guidance/Care Center. Married to Sherry G Read, and they enjoy visiting their hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has three children and seven grandchildren residing in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Andrea Spottswood

Long-time Key West resident. Certified Public Accountant. Partner in the firm Moore & Spottswood. Appointed by the Governor to the Florida Board of Accountancy in 1992, served as its Board Chair in 1996, and as Chair of Probable Cause Panel and member of Professional Education Committee. Member, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Board member, Keys to Be the Change; treasurer for more than 30 years, Key West United Methodist Church; Financial advisor since its inception, Samuel’s House. Graduated with High Honors from University of Florida. Andrea and her husband Bill have three children: son Billy, daughter Lande, and son Chas.

Rosi Ware

Chair – Marketing

Resident since 2000. Consultant for Kantar and WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group. Former CEO of Millward Brown, the world’s largest research agency. Previously worked for the Mars Corporation and Cadbury in Marketing; DMB & B and TBWA advertising agencies as strategic planning director. Former Board Chair of The Studios of Key West; board member of MARC and the Key West Garden Club. Hobbies include gardening, theater, literature, music, movies and travel.

Staff

Jennifer McComb

President & CEO

Jennifer has raised millions of dollars to further philanthropy in the Keys. Professional leadership roles previously with Ocean Reef Community Foundation, United Way of the Florida Keys, Good Health Clinic, and the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter. Also worked at the University of Central Florida and Florida International University. Bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University, Master’s degree in Marketing from Northwestern University, and Nonprofit Certificates from Rollins College. Graduate of Leadership Monroe County, former Take Stock in Children mentor, and served on several nonprofit boards. Member of Key West Sunrise Rotary, founded Key Largo Sunset Rotary, and was president of Key Largo Rotary (2018-19).

Elizabeth Miller, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

More than 20 years experience working in financial management and accounting. Former senior vice president and controller of Spottswood Companies, and previous professional positions at Keys Energy in Key West and Turner Broadcasting Systems in Atlanta. MBA degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and BS degree with a concentration in marketing from the University of Florida. Graduate of the Leadership Success Academy, worked with Take Stock in Children and the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, served on the Florida Keys Council of the Arts advisory board, and volunteered with Reef Relief. 

Kevin Bowes

Director of Philanthropic Services

Prior to joining the Community Foundation Kevin worked at Florida State Parks overseeing volunteer programs, educational outreach, and events for Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida with experience in graphic design, event management, sound and video production, and photography. Volunteered with the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Florida Keys Wildlife Society, Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida, Horace O’Bryant School, Key West Art and Historical Society, Key West Preschool Cooperative, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Key West Wildlife Center, and Sigsbee Elementary.

Kelly “Kel” Bedard

AmeriCorps Member

Managing operations and outreach for the Florida Keys Volunteer Center, helping nonprofit organizations expand their efficiency, effectiveness and/or program reach by using volunteers. Kel has both Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and over 30 years of community outreach experience. This includes a practicum living in a homeless shelter, co-founding an early childhood center; and co-founding a disaster response non-profit in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Here in the Keys, Kel has served as a mobile crisis counselor for WestCare’s Guidance/Care Center since 2020.

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